I read lots of novels, but remember only a few. Here's the most memorable opening line I have ever read - my favourite:
"Have I told you the drone's penis snaps off during intercourse with the queen bee?" asked Augusta.
"Yes," said Rose. "Many times."
My favourite closing line is:
And the ache of parting became sort of a different ache - an ache of happiness - and they turned and went back toward the house, where the aunts were waiting.
The opening line is from A Recipe for Bees, by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. The closing line is from Island of the Aunts, by Eva Ibbotson.
I liked the middles of these novels very much too.
question: what lines do you remember from your reading?
mompoet - some words stick in my head especially well